Sadly, another mass shooting has occurred in Washington, D.C. Innocent lives lost too soon because someone was mad at the world and didn’t want to suffer alone. How about the massacres at Ft. Hood, Sandy Hook Elementary, Columbine H.S. and the movie massacre in Colorado? There are also the single shootings like the man who killed another man over a parking space at the Riverside Apartments here in Cobb recently or the many domestic disputes that occur on a daily basis.
Maybe all of these could have been prevented if the firearms weren’t so easy to obtain.
I don’t understand why the NRA would be against universal background checks if it would give more time for angry perpetrators to think about their actions, and it wouldn’t take away from us lawful citizens from having a weapon for protection in our homes. It could weed out the criminals from other states.
Are background checks going to prevent every violent act? Of course not! But it would help. It is disturbing that some of our legislators are so heavily influenced by the NRA. They shouldn’t have that much influence in policy making. That should be up to the legislators that we vote in office. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like that our nation has been called the most violent industrialized nation in the world.
Let’s please let our legislators know that we agree with universal background checks, to keep us safe, because it is common sense.